UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH## MATHEMATICSC. Patrick Collier, Chairperson Department Office: Swart 115 Department Telephone: 920-424-1333
## I. FACULTYBenson S., Benzaid, Collier, Edwards, Ganapathy, Gunawardena, Khosravani, Koker, McDougal, Moghadam, Moussavi, Muthuvel, Oktac, Oman, Ramanayake, Szydlik J., Szydlik S., Winters
## II. DEGREESUndergraduate: A major in Mathematics can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor
of Science in Education.
For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.
## III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY## 1. GOAL(S)The Mathematics Department has six general goals for students who major in mathematics. 1)Communication - Communicates effectively using appropriate mathematical language, symbolism, ideas, techniques and models. 2)Problem Solving-Uses problem solving strategies, algorithms, logic and heuristic reasoning to define, understand, and solve problems. 3)Technology-Uses appropriate technology to preform routine calculations, graph and analyze functions, and to create models. 4)Modeling-simplifies a non-mathematical problem making reasonable assumptions, interprets it mathematically and finds a solution. 5)Validation-Provides a convincing argument that the answer to a question or the solution to a problem is correct and consistent. 6)Connections-Recognizes relationships within and across the general content domains of discrete mathematics, continuous mathematics and probability.
## 2. THE MAJOR(S)The Department offers a choice of four emphases within the Mathematics Major. These are: 1) Applied Mathematics, 2) Statistics, 3) Secondary Education, 4) Liberal Arts.
## 3. THE MINOR(S)The Department offers five minor(s): 1) Mathematics for Letters and Science or Business Students, 2) Operations Research, 3) Mathematics for Secondary Education Certification, 4) Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Certification, 5) Statistics.
## IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSTo be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Mathematics major or minor. Refer to the following Sections for complete major/minor course requirements.
Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.
## V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES## Mathematics- 67-122 Intro to Discrete
*3 cr.* - 67-171 Calculus I
*4 cr.* - 67-172 Calculus II
*4 cr.* - 67-256 Intro to Linear Mathematics
*3 cr.* - 67-273 Calculus III
*4 cr.* - 67-301 Intro to Probability and Statistics
*3 cr.*
## VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS## 1. APPLIED MATHEMATICS EMPHASISRecommended for students who would like to develop and use their mathematical ability for careers in business and industry.
67-365, 67-371, 67-355 and 67-356, 67-467.**Mathematics:**34-221 (does NOT count toward the 40 credit minimum).*Computer Science*
67-302, 67-304, 67-305, 67-331, 67-333, 67-334, 67-342, 67-346, 67-349, 67-357, 67-375, 67-376, 67-381, 67-385, 67-386, 67-401, 67-402, 67-480, 67-485.**Mathematics:**
Students interested in this Emphasis should pick up a handbook from the department secretary or advisor. ## 2. STATISTICS EMPHASIS
67-200, 67-302, 67-401, 67-402, 67-403; two courses selected from the following: 67-304, 67-305, 67-385, 67-386.**Mathematics:**34-221 (does not count toward the 42-credit minimum).*Computer Science*
## 3. SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASISRecommended for students who plan to teach junior or senior high school mathematics.
67-222, 67-331; 67-333 or 67-334, 67-485; plus one course from: 67-342, 67-346, 67-349.*Mathematics:*
Students interested in this emphasis should pick up a handbook from the department secretary or advisor. ## 4. LIBERAL ARTS EMPHASISRecommended for students who want to continue the study of Mathematics beyond a Bachelor's Degree.
67-222; 67-365 or 67-485;**Mathematics:***two courses from:*67-342, 67-346, 67-349;*and two courses from:*67-375, 67-376, 67-467, 67-480.
67-331, 67-333, 67-334, 67-352, 67-355, 67-356, 67-357, 67-365, 67-371, 67-381, 67-385, 67-401, 67-402, 67-480.**Mathematics:**
Students interested in any emphasis in the mathematics major may obtain handbook from the department secretary or advisor.
## VII. MINOR(S)## 1. MATHEMATICS MINOR FOR LETTERS AND SCIENCE OR BUSINESS STUDENTSRecommended for students who are majoring in fields related to Mathematics such as Business, Computer Science, Economics, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences.
Electives must be approved by a mathematics advisor. ## 2. OPERATIONS RESEARCH MINORRecommended for students who are majoring in Business, Computer Science, Physical Sciences or similar fields.
## 3. MATHEMATICS MINOR FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION LICENSURERecommended for students who have had four years of high school mathematics, are earning a degree in Secondary Education, and are planning to teach mathematics or a related field.
## 4. MATHEMATICS MINOR FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LICENSURERecommended for students who have had four years of high school Mathematics, are earning a degree in Elementary Education, and are interested in teaching Elementary or Middle School Mathematics (Certification K-3/1-6/1-8/5-9).
67-110, 67-211, 67-217, 67-490, plus three selected from 67-317, 67-319, 67-413, 67-415.**Mathematics:**
Since the upper level courses are necessarily offered at regularly ""spaced times,'' it is important that interested students declare the minor no later than their sophomore year. Courses numbered above 300 all have 67-104 or equivalent as a prerequisite. Students who place into 67-104 must complete it but that credit does not apply to the minor. ## 5. STATISTICS MINORRecommended for students who are in the areas of Business, Computer Science, Education, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physical Science and Social Science.
34-221 (does not count towards the 27 credit minimum).**Computer Science:**67-122, 67-171, 67-172, 67-200, 67-301, 67-302, and at least two courses from 67-304, 67-305, 67-381, 67-385, 67-386.**Mathematics:**
: 28-341, 28-342, 28-460.**Business**34-351.*Computer Science:*36-473.**Economics:**67-304, 67-305, 67-381, 67-385, 67-386, 67-401, 67-402.*Mathematics:*
Mathematics majors with an emphasis other than statistics may earn a minor in statistics but they must have a minimum of 52 credits in Mathematics and Statistics approved by the Statistics advisor.
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